The New York State Department of Labor will be updating its sexual harassment prevention policy.

Governor Kathy Hochul says the department is inviting New Yorkers to provide input to strengthen workplace protections.

It builds on the Governor's ongoing efforts to improve transparency and increase accountability in the workforce.

"The moment I took office, I vowed to make the workplace safer, more respectful, and more collaborative across New York State," Hochul said. "From overhauling anti-harassment training for state employees to signing a package of legislation to address workplace harassment and discrimination, we have taken significant action to strengthen protections against discrimination and harassment. Now, I am encouraging all New Yorkers to provide their input to protect workers and help ensure that New York continues to lead the nation on harassment prevention."

The state’s current sexual harassment prevention policy was adopted in 2018 and must be reviewed every four years.

Now through September 20, New York residents can submit feedback online.

The State Department of Labor is also launching a multi-platform public awareness campaign, including this video below, to encourage New Yorkers to participate in this important process.

NYSDOL will also update the current model sexual harassment training videos, incorporating remote work, and include the recent amendment to the Human Rights Law expanding protections to public employees, including staff of elected officials and the judiciary, from sexual harassment in the workplace.

Every employer in the New York State is required to adopt a sexual harassment sexual prevention policy..

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